If you'd like to forward a domain name that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's forwarded to. In this way, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be directed to the website that you have created, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this type of a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia CP offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this type of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have created an Internet site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're going to be able to set up, modify and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain address or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you need to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, plus much more.